Saturday, December 13, 2008
I started a new job the first week of November, doing support for people using a complicated website-based contract management and quoting tool. I was pulled immediately after the classroom training to go to a more specialized team on the same project, so it's been a lot of learning.
Last quarter I had:
Audio Visual Techniques (A)
Instructional Design (A)
Written Analysis (C)
AV Tech took a big chunk of time, but... I made a movie. I have not uploaded it to youtube yet, but I will do so sooner or later (probably on Christmas break).
This quarter I have:
Managing Game Development (which is more or less Flash 101)
Web Scripting and Authoring I (html, css and dreamweaver)
I have also come back to FFXI as I am doing better monetarily to where I can pay some money for something even if there will be times I won't have time to play at all. I've still got the DarkAssassins pearl and Riykere is still on a lot. Shinjo joined the Army apparently.
I am still living in WI, where I have lived all of my life. We've been getting hit with Blizzaga IIIs pretty consistently already this year.
Besides that I am working on making a game with a team of fellow students/friends. When I can share more about that, I will.
The Brewers made the playoffs this year, if I didn't mention that before.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Here's my schedule:
Tue: 4 hours in the evening.
Wed: Church/Work on homework for other class (Research Methods, I'm getting clawed up to hopefully C+/B level after being quite behind the whole quarter).
Thu: The actual class, 4 hours.
Fri: I think I can do 4 hours on friday, I have to check for sure to make sure I'm not forgetting something.
Sat: Softball tournament in the AM, I don't expect to play more than 3 games, and probably only 2. Then will spend some time with my 'Little Brother'. Since I think the school will be closed by then, I will work on finishing up Research Methods a week early.
Sun: If research methods is done, then I basically have this day off, unless I find out the school is open. I think I remember my instructor saying he would be there on sunday so I might be able to put some time in.
Mon: 4 hours
Tue: 4 hours
Wed: Off (Church)
Thu: will be taking the day off of work. I'll sleep in a little bit, get up at 8, get up to school between 9 and 10, and will have until 6 pm to put finishing touches on it...
Basically, although I really didn't need to post this schedule online, I needed to put it on 'paper' to see if I could get the time in that I need to fulfill the project. With about 10 hours in so far, that schedule puts me at about 40 hours. To be totally frank, that won't be enough to do the job that I want to do on it. I guess I should've started on it early instead of on time... I'll have to check on the saturday and sunday possibliities, because if I can get 50 hours in on it, I'd start feeling more comfortable.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Still going to school. Didn't get 4.0 last quarter again, cuz I slacked too much in Economics. But, I'm regrouping and hoping to come back strong this quarter. Only taking 2 classes, Animation I, and Research Methods. Starting next quarter, I'll be switching into the 2 year Multimedia program, so I can get that associates on my way to my bachelors. I'm hoping the 2 year degree will help me get a job that pays more than $9/hr by mid next year, so I can have all my credit card debt gone before I get out of school and have to start paying back school loans. Egads, this is a do or die kind of situation for me. If I don't get a pretty decent paying job out of school, it's going to be a long long road... But, can't think about that right now. Just gotta focus and take care of the business at hand and have faith that the rest of it will work out alright.
I'm playing softball again this year. Our church has two teams this year, and since I wasn't able to make the first game or two this year, and I noticed that Team 2 somehow got 'loaded' with all of the kids, etc. I asked to play for them to help the team out. Although we still haven't won a game, and have only had one even close (against our Team 1 associates), I like to think I've helped keep everyone positive (as well as providing a solid offensive and defensive player to go with all the kids we have). Don't get me wrong, the kids are going to be good, but when you have over half your players having only played one or two years, as well as being half the age of a bunch of grown men on most of the other teams, it's a bit hard to compete. But, I predict more close games by the end of the year, and since we have at least 8 games left including the tournament, I feel farily confident that we will win a game before the end of the year as well. If not, I still hope we can keep the team together, cuz with one more year under our belts, we should start being pretty good I think.
As for church, I've started playing drums again. I played twice last month, and both times went alright. This month, I get to look forward to playing with the nemesis of the Music Department... The Pastor's Wife's Mother. I'm not one to complain too much about people, but she is just not a good fit on keyboard for our church. She's not too good a fit on organ either, but, at least there, if she's not fitting in, it can be covered up more by the sound department (which I am also a member of). The lady, god bless her soul, just refuses to blend in with the rest of our very talented musicians (no, I'm not talking about myself), and it's been causing more and more dissension in the department. Hopefully things get taken into hand pretty soon. Other than that, wish me luck in a couple weeks, when I get to face the trial by fire...
Also, on a musical note, I've started to jam with a co-worker who is a guitar player, and he's darned good. We've jammed... don't remember if it's 3 or 4 times now in the past 2-3 months. It's been fun, and it's helped get me back in the 'swing' (bad pun), of things, as I really haven't been drumming regularly at all since I stopped playing drums for the spanish church a year and a half ago or so after helping them out for about 5 years.
Well, I guess that's about all the news I have for the time being. I'll 'try' to be a bit more regular with my posting once again.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Your Birthdate: September 23
You're not good at any one thing, and that's the problem.
You're good at so much - you never know what to do.
Change is in your blood, and you don't stick to much for long.
You are destined for a life of travel and fun.
Your strength: Your likeability
Your weakness: You never feel satisfied
Your power color: Bright yellow
Your power symbol: Asterisk
Your power month: May
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I got first place in the Animated Short category of the Midwest Regional Game Design Contest and Fair hosted at my school with this video. I won a keyboard! A gaming keyboard actually, so it has extra buttons and everything is customizable. Nice... Reeaal nice. I'll even open it up sometime and see if I can make it work through my KVM switch, hehe.
Monday, March 03, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Within the next day, the doctors had to put him on a ventilator. Because of how he had been struggling with his everyday life, he said that he would not stay on the ventilator longer than a week.
Nine days ago, my pastor died. Thankfully he doesn't have to struggle just to breath anymore. However, he has left behind his wife and two young girls. Any prayers or even positive thoughts anyone cares to send their way would be much appreciated.
Church Website for more information, link for donation to help family with medical costs from the past nine years.